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launch the investigation, then pulled off the case for sending racy photos to the whistleblower is finally revealed. brian ross has the latest. energy overload. 5-hour energy under fire right now. the popular drink that packs a powerful punch. two ounces equals five cups of coffee. now, under investigation for possibly links to 13 deaths. han manhunt for a millionaire. the software titan on the run, who police want to question about the death of his neighbor. he speaks to our reporter. >> talking face to face is going to be a very difficult thing, sir. you may think you're not being followed, but i can assure you you are. >> why the authorities are calling him paranoid and bonkers right now. ♪ how you like me now tim tebow's fall from grace? celebrated for his dramatic last-minute touchdowns and praised for his faith. now, being torn apart by his teammates behind his back. why is the most popular man in football no longer hailed as a hero?
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good morning, everyone, as we come on the air, more breaking news. the u.s. on high alert right now over a possible war escalating in the middle east. overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting dozens of sites in the gaza. all of that follows a dramatic assassination. this is still escalating at this hour. you see the assassination right there. this could be dangerous. another story we're following closer to home, how did a woman steal $50 million to fuel her passion for racehorses? and how did she finally get caught? we'll explain it all. and it was a routine cheerleading stunt gone horribly wrong at an nba game. now, new details on -- >> no, no, no.
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>> -- a cheerleader's condition. >> oh! >> and people are asking now, is this sport just too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross has been following this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the identification of the agent overnight was another piece of the petraeus case puzzle falling into place. it was last may when tampa socialite jill kelley began to get a series of e-mails that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend, cia director david petraeus. so kelley went to an fbi agent she knew personally. 47-year-old fred humphries, whose lawyer tells abc news, humphries was the agent who helped launch the investigation and later went to congress when he thought there was a coverup. >> if we hadn't had an individual who apparently believed in right and wrong with no gray, we may never have gotten to where we are in this case today. >> reporter: the fbi did not
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tell the white house about petraeus' affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, until the day after the election, even though agents knew about it a month earlier. fbi director robert mueller went to capitol hill wednesday, to defend the bureau's handling of the case. around the same time, the president was saying he has full confidence in the fbi but is waiting for a full explanation. >> i am withholding judgment. >> reporter: even as fbi agents continued to investigate the classified documents found in the computer of petraeus' mistress, the president said he knew of no security lapse. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i have seen. >> reporter: but the department of defense has revoked the security clearance held by paula broadwell. as for the agent, fred humphries, his home outside tampa was dark last night, other than this car racing out of the
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driveway shortly after abc news arrived. >> sir, abc news? >> reporter: adding another bit of spice to the soap opera in tampa, reports that humphries had sent a picture of himself shirt less to jill kelley. his lawyer said that was true, but it was a joke between friends. he was standing on a shooting range with three shooting range dummies that showed only their heads and naked torsos, and he was pretending to be a fourth dummy, his lawyer says. and that he had no romantic connection with jill kelley, george. let's get from abc's martha raddatz. martha, the fbi was circling petraeus, while he's dealing with the fallout from the killings at the consulate in benghazi. and we heard that petraeus was clashing with others in the agency. and how and when he's going to be testifying to congress about that. >> reporter: i think petraeus is eager to defend the cia during the benghazi attack. and he had argued to get a timeline out about what happened and was clashing with some people. he still has a security clearance and knows that story better than anyone. what he will not be talking
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about is the sex scandal that forced him to resign. but last night, admiral william mccraven, the man who planned and carried out the raid on bin laden, called petraeus an american hero for his service to the country, while saying he did not condone what happened. petraeus will not be talking about the sex scandal before the committee tomorrow. >> no, he will not. meanwhile, martha, the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, caught up in all this. several republican senators said they would filibuster any attempt by the president to make her secretary of state. and yesterday, at his press conference, the president very forceful defending ambassador rice. take a look at this. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states in our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me.
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>> reporter: a very strong defense. of course, it was the intelligence community that briefed susan rice before she went out on all the sunday shows saying this might have started because of protests, george. >> she was working off cia talking points. martha, thank you very much. that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. and joins us now with more. questions on all of the big issues. but much of the focus on that looming fiscal cliff january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to
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extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> if you looked closely at what the president had to say, looked closely at what i have had to say, there are no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through this process. >> reporter: but if they don't come to a resolution, beginning january 1st, the economy could be thrown back into recession. and households making $70,000 a
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year could see their taxes increase over $4,000. the president said he is open to new ideas. and if republicans have a way to raise taxes on the wealthy without raising rates, he wouldn't slam the door on them. george? >> the dancing begins. jon, thanks very much. let's get to josh and the mounting violence in the middle east. >> as we all slept, we're going to begin there. serious escalation overnight. israel and the palestinians moving closer to all-out war. dozens of rockets, as you see here, bombarding southern israel this morning, after israeli aircraft, tanks, and navy gun boats pounded the gaza strip. at least three israelis were killed in the violence. wednesday, israel killed the military commander of the palestinian militant group, hamas. he was in the car you see there exploding. in response, hamas warned that israel has, and i quote, opened the gates of hell, end quote. meanwhile, new trouble in the middle east is already affecting the stock market. let's get right to week end "gma" anchor bianna golodryga
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with the latest here. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning. we're seeing the ripple effects. overseas markets took a hit today. on wall street, the dow begins the day at its lowest level since june after losing 185 points on wednesday. the violence in the middle east is driving up oil prices. and today, we learn europe is officially in a recession. of course, the real concern is the fiscal cliff jon karl was talking about. the spending cuts and tax increases that could take effect at the end of the year. just the threat of going over the fiscal cliff may already stall a fragile economy. why? well, because consumers, worried about new taxes, may cut back on holiday shopping. and businesses worried about the future may delay hiring new workers or investing in new equipment. that's all a real concern, josh. it won't be going away anytime soon. >> and as news warrants, we'll have it for you. bianna, thank you for that. meanwhile, new reaction to mitt romney's explanation for why he lost the presidential election. he told donors that president obama was re-elected because of the, and i quote, financial gifts, end quote, that he gave
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to black, latino, and young voters. meaning obama care, the d.r.e.a.m. act, contraception for women, and breaks on college loans. a top republican was among the first to fire back. louisiana governor bobby jindal, a former romney surrogate, called the comments absolutely wrong. and oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty today for its role in the massive 2010 gulf oil spill. as part of a reported deal with the justice department, bp would admit to criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from prosecution. some workers could face manslaughter charges for things that happened during the spill. and the end of twinkies could be just hours away. now, everybody, hugs after the show. maker of the snack cakes, as well as wonder bread, has given its striking workers an ultimatum. return to work by 5:00 p.m. today or it will start liquidating the company in bankruptcy court. some 18,000 jobs and the happiness of millions is at stake. finally, a boys' football
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team in oklahoma just turned the field into a field of dreams for their coach's son. take a look at this. 9-year-old jason smith jr., football fanatic. but he's in a wheelchair because of muscular dystrophy. so, a referee came up with an idea. the other team said okay. put a helmet on jason and push him down the field. >> that's great. >> into the end zone. so that he could score his very first touchdown. thankfully dad, as you can see, rolling somewhat excitedly on it the entire time with his cell phone. congratulations to you, jason. touchdown. >> good for him. that's fantastic. >> way to go, jason. great story. >> thank you so much. now, to a big health warning about the popular energy drink 5-hour energy. federal officials say it may have been a factor in at least 13 deaths over the past four years. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: it's a small bottle, just two ounces. but packs a powerful caffeine punch, equal to two cups of
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coffee. >> having one of those days? tired? groggy? >> reporter: 5-hour energy led the way in this new and growing segment of energy drinks. a stiff shot of caffeine and vitamins to jolt you awake. now, the federal government and the new york attorney general's office are investigating claims that it could do more than that. the fda has received reports of 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations over the past four years, claiming 5-hour energy was involved. >> now, someone wants to drink multiple cans, which is when we're really seeing a lot of the side effects with this, you're getting up to astronomical amounts. 30, 40 cups of coffee. >> reporter: it's the second time in a month the fda has confirmed it's investigating claims that energy drinks are causing fatal reactions. in october, monster energy, another popular drink that contains even more caffeine, was linked to five deaths. the manufacturers point out, these are just claims. and there's no proven link between the drinks and the deaths.
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in a statement overnight, 5-hour energy said, the product is intended for busy adults. the company says its compact product contains as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee. during an interview in september, the creator of 5-hour energy told abc news "nightline," when used as directed, the caffeine in his product does no harm. >> it's overblown when it's in small quantities. it's like this. water is good. but if you have too much, you drown. >> reporter: the fda warning this morning, while there's no proven link between energy drinks and these reported deaths, you should check with your doctor before drinking them. amy? >> all right. certainly good advice. jim, thanks so much. george? >> thanks, amy. we're going to turn, now, to the brazen embezzlement of a small-town bookkeeper from illinois. living a high life on the millions she stole from years of service. she's been caught and john schriffen has the story. >> why did you steal that money for so long? >> reporter: people in dixon, illinois, knew rita crundwell as the woman with the prize-winning
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show horses. they never suspected that they had paid for them, as well as the expensive jewelry in these pictures, obtained exclusively by abc news. now, after massive fbi inguest investigation, the 59-year-old has been exposed as the anti-robin hood, stealing $53 million from the taxpayers so she could live the high life. >> nobody really had any idea she was doing what she did. >> reporter: crundwell took the money while serving as comptroller in the town of dixon. she spent the money on a $2 million custom r.v., a florida vacation home, and her prized possession, a world-class horse-breeding farm. now, all of the ill-gotten gains are up for auction by the u.s. marshals, including 400 horses. the question many are asking, how crundwell was able to get away with it for so long. >> there were no red flags that we were able to -- or did notice. >> reporter: the mayor of dixon says, she was the only person who controlled the city's
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finances and funneled public money into her secret private accounts. authorities say crundwell was eventually taken down after going on vacation. her replacement called the bank to clear up some confusing paperwork. wednesday, she showed up in court to plead guilty, facing up to 20 years in prison. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, chicago. >> so no red flags? how about several dozen arabian quarter horses. >> yeah, yeah. >> where did those come from? >> several dozen red flags, or beautiful flags. >> that's right. we're going to move on to tim tebow. superstar quarterback, being torn apart here in new york city by his own team behind his back. why is one of the most popular players in recent memory, who was once hailed as a savior, now being called terrible? take a look. >> tebow keeps it on the run. tebow at the 10! >> reporter: over the past three years, tim tebow has attracted a devout following, on the field. and off. the quarterback known across the country as much for his
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prayerful poses as for his play at the position. but this morning, tebow appears more tarnished by the day. though he's hardly played this year, more than a dozen of his teammates on the new york jets ripped him anonymously this week, telling "the daily news," the second-string quarterback is, quote, terrible. even saying, we don't look at him as a quarterback, end quote. >> it can be a little frustrating or saddening. but at the same time, always motivating to go out there and keep working. >> reporter: it's a seemingly stunning fall from grace for the heisman trophy winner acquired by the jets after a string of come-from-behind wins with the denver broncos a year ago. now, fodder for late-night comics. >> a big scandal in new york. a dozen new york jets players told a reporter that tim tebow is terrible. they said, he is a terrible quarterback. and believe me, if anybody knows terrible, it's the jets. these guys know what they are talking about. >> reporter: now, we're depending on miracles? one jet told the paper. you can't play that way. >> winning can do marvelous
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things for you. losing tends to do the opposite. have i ever seen anything like this? not once. >> reporter: and the jets are losing. they are but 3-6, with starting quarterback mark sanchez completing roughly half of his passes. but head coach rex ryan says that's no excuse. >> i think it's a cowardly thing if you're not going to put your name to it. >> reporter: ryan never suggested tebow would replace sanchez. and even sanchez has come to his defense. >> if anybody knows what he feels like, it's me. and, you know, he's mentally tough enough to handle that. >> reporter: still, the man once lampooned for his direct line to heaven -- >> i knew it. >> whoa, tim, easy, easy. >> reporter: -- is finding no love here on terra firma. i do want to point out, the nfl, however brutal, is a meritocracy. if you can play, you will play. and if the coaches thought he gave them a better chance to win than mark sanchez, you have to believe that the jets' coaches would be starting him today. >> so last season just a fluke? >> last season was a marvelous
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run by a team. let's remember that. a marvelous run by a team. >> i rarely use -- i try to limit this to once or twice a year in the first half hour. but the phrase, hot mess, i think goes to the jets. >> wow. >> well done. well done. >> stephanopoulos. now, to sam with the weather. >> send those to george stephanopoulos at abc. by the way, we're going to start with a picture, northern lights as far south as kansas. >> i love this. >> have you ever -- did you think it could happen? well, it can. >> can we see it? >> but you won't see them. >> why? >> we won't, no. imagine, if you will, there would be these bright, beautiful -- josh, would you do an interpretive -- >> yes, i am. >> there you go. see? eventually, they find the tape when you start to do that. you start to do an interpretive dance and everything shows up. so, those lights were as far south -- it was a big solar storm we were right in the middle of. it got into northern europe and as far south as kansas in the u.s. last night. here's what we're talking about. you may have heard about a coastal storm developing for next week.
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right now, the forecast models are kicking this out towards the atlantic. that's very good news. we get into the pattern called a zonal flow, where everything pushes west to east. that would eject that storm off the coastline. here's how we break down the rain here. this is today, that's tonight, this is tomorrow on the west coast. just make your plans in that direction.
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and coming up on "gma," the latest on the millionaire software titan on the run. was he involved in a murder? wait until you hear what he says to our reporter. then, dan and nancy weigh in. plus, we'll have the latest on this scary fall caught on tape. is the shocking accident a sign that cheerleading is getting entirely too dangerous? entirely too dangerous? ♪
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>> >> good morning i'm eric thomas. right now crews are trying to get a signal light at a busy intersection working again after it was damaged during a wild police chase it began near the bay bridge and continued to 15th where the driver of an suv hit a parked car impact pushed second vehicle into a passing by sick list injuring him the chase ended at 17th and south van ness when the suv hit that signal post the crash injured the driver and knocked out power to the stoplight. elsewhere, let's check on
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the commute. still busy, westbound 80 at buchanan motorcycle accident clearing slow from hilltop southbound 880 at maori overturned vehicle blocking a lane crews en route north 880 induce steel stall lane three, southbound -- southbound 80 before saratoga, new accident. when we come back, meteorologist mike nicco has
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saying? >> oh, yeah. i would walk around armed. with a hollister. but we're enclosed. >> that's john mcafee, talking to our matt gutman. wait until you hear what he has to say about the suspicions swirling around him. dan and nancy will join in to weigh in this morning. good morning, robin. getting stronger every day after her bone marrow transplant. we're going to have a frightening fall caught on tape. an nba cheerleader going head-over-heels on to the floor. is this a sign that the sport is getting too dangerous? we're going to show you the little superstars following in the footsteps of their supermodel moms. a whole bunch trying it out. >> love the jeans there. and the waistline wars, right now. why the world's largest clothing chain is saying america is too big for its clothes.
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you'll hear what they have to say, coming up. >> stirred up some controversy there. let's get to the software millionaire turned murder suspect. abc's matt gutman is in belize, where he spoke with john mcafee by phone yesterday. >> reporter: as we tried to find john mcafee late wednesday, the increasingly paranoid american millionaire, now on the run from police here in belize, found us. when we say we meet, when we say we're going to talk tomorrow, does that mean face-to-face? >> we'll talk on the phone first. talking face-to-face is going to be a very difficult thing, sir. because people know you are a reporter. you may not think you're being followed. but i assure you are. >> reporter: the bizarre phone conversation, mcafee told us he didn't murder his neighbor, greg faull, saturday night. >> i'm certainly innocent of the charges that are leveled against me in the press. >> reporter: you're innocent of the charges. police say he is a person of interest but have not called him a suspect or charged him. despite that, mcafee says, he's now in hiding, fearful of what
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he calls a corrupt government. what you're saying and what i think you've been saying for a couple of days now, is you're sincerely concerned that if you wind up in their custody, they're going to assassinate you? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the minister taunting mcafee wednesday. >> he's extremely fair paranoid. and i would say bonkers. >> reporter: and police say they have good reason to question him. this document obtained exclusively by abc news, shows that after a month he was murdered, faull complained to authorities about his neighbor tycoon. faull told police mcafee's security was walking around with shotguns at night, menacing people. even complaining of taxis at all hours of the night, bearing girls to the house. then on friday, mcafee said he found four of his dogs poisoned. the next day, faull was dead.
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>> he is a respecter of the laws. and came in and talk to the police. >> reporter: if these recent photos in "wired," mcafee says the media has portrayed him as gun-obsessed and insane. you used to not walk around armed, you're saying? >> i used to walk around armed. but only with a pistol in a hol store. >> reporter: and he bristols at suggests that he's insane. matt gutman, abc news, san pedro, belize. let's bring in nancy grace. dan abrams, "gma" legal correspondent. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we just heard, mcafee hasn't been charged with a crime. he hasn't been named as a suspect. at this point, is it just a formality? >> of course, he's the main incident. you have a motive. you have the incident with the dogs. you have a history. and relationship that they had. and now, he's on the run.
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the authorities are saying publicly, come on. we just want to talk to him. just come on in. we just want to have a little chat. of course, the reality is he is now the prime suspect. >> reporter: nancy, mcafee says he's innocent. he's blaming the police for the alleged poisoning of his dogs, not the victim. what evidence do police have against him? >> well, actually, they've got quite a bit of circumstantial evidence. a u.s. reporter was in mcafee's home recently. and sitting out on the dining room table during the interview is a lugar 9 millimeter weapon. the victim, gregory faull, the next door neighbor, lived about 300 yards away, was killed with a 9 millimeter weapon. and on the floor was a lugar ammo shell casing. whoever killed him also took the victim's iphone and his laptop. now, why would they do that? possibly to get rid of evidence of angry exchanges between the two. and before the neighbor is made
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out to be a zany coot, other neighbors complained about this pack of dogs and the security guards, as well. an interesting fact, the thursday before the dogs were allegedly poisoned, you see mcafee with the mayor of san pedro, at a formal event, where he donates, handcuffs, tasers, batons, to the police. but suddenly, he says he is the victim of some vendetta. and interesting thing to note, in belize, which was formally under great britain rule, they no longer have a jury trial. they have a constitutional amendment taking away jury trials in murder cases. he'll be before a judge. >> mcafee has been characterized as paranoid, bonkers, delusional. how does that factor into this case? >> you heard him asked there in the taped piece. he's saying he's not, in effect, insane. but there is a lower standard for insanity in a defense in
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belize and here in the united states. tougher to claim insanity here than there. with that said, we're not there yet. he hasn't even been arrested yet. and let's keep in mind. people are going to say, if he had been in this country, he would have been charged already. he would be named -- i don't think that's true. while nancy lays out some of the evidence they have against him, they still need to build a case against him. they need to get some comments from him. they need physical evidence. this is not an open-and-shut case. >> and he's commenting to the media. he has talked to "wired." he was talking to matt gutman. what is going to undo him? >> he's breaking the cardinal rule of criminal defense, don't talk. he talked to you guys. he talked to cnbc, "the wired," the a.p., he can't shut up. he says he's not crazy. but it's like taking out a billboard on madison avenue, i
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didn't do it, when nobody says you did. he dyed his hair, his mustache. he's hiding in the sand with a cardboard box over his head. he's acting guilty. he may try to leave the island. >> there's nothing worse you can do when the authorities want to talk to you, not just to run away. but to then runaway and talk to everyone about running away. and talk to people, the authorities -- the authorities want to hurt me. the authorities want to kill me. >> and dye your hair, dan. >> the good news is, if the authorities had wanted to kill him, with all of this media attention, they're not going to do anything to him now. you're safe. you can come in. you can talk to them. they won't get a chance to do anything to you now. >> what i don't understand, dan, is why they can't find him. it's 68 miles by 180 and they can't find him? >> we'll keep you updated. this case has legs. time, now, for the weather and sam champion. sam? >> good morning, atlanta. wsb, by the way.
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not only the power of the south, but the only place we get our news from anywhere near that atlanta area. and a live shot will show you, you have clouds and low fog. that's from this low that's spinning off the coastline. there will be heavy rain involved. not necessarily atlanta today. you're just outside of the canopy of rain. but as that low pulled off the shoreline, from charlotte, into south georgia, you're going to see some of the rain kick tin. atlanta comes up to 54 today. jackson, 61. tallahassee, about 68. it is chilly in the northeast today. look at those numbers. early thursday morning lows. about 34 in boston. 35 in new york city. 37 in philadelphia. so, when you walk out the door, expect that chill is there. but most of the country is nice and dry, mild-ish. really comfortable weather at about 54.
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7:43. we continue, now, on the latest on the nba cheerleader who took a stunning plunge during a stunt. the incident is raising new questions about whether the sport of cheering is too extreme. we want to say the cheerleader is fine. but the video is a little tough to watch. abc's linsey davis with the story. >> reporter: it's a routine cheerleading stunt gone terribly wrong. >> you see her leg get caught on his shoulder. and nothing there. nothing to stop her. >> reporter: 30-year-old orlando magic stunt team cheerleader jamie woode lost her footing. and landing right on her head, breaking a rib and three vertebrae during an orlando magic game against the new york knicks tuesday night. woode is now in stable condition. but her fall sheds light on the extreme stunts that are now the status quo for cheerleading on the big stage.
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today's acrobatic stunts practically reach the ceiling. flips nearly 20 feet in the air. those nail-biting moves can carry dangerous consequences. >> cheerleading is a the highest risk sport for a catastrophic head or neck injury. >> reporter: videos highlighting the injuries are all over youtube. cheerleaders crash-landing after stunts gone wrong. flipping from pyramids and stumbling out of control. casey and corey braunstein aren't just sisters. they're share in competitive cheerleading. >> i tore my patella. >> i told my acl. >> reporter: more than 37,000 cheerleaders went to the emergency room last year. that's four-times more than in 1980. the catastrophic injuries from all of the tumbling and flipping ranks second only to football. that's why the american academy of pediatrics is pushing to reduce the risk on these
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daredevil stunts. but for jamie woode, there was no losing her team spirit. even as she left the court in a stretcher. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> and abc news reached out to the american association of cheerleading coaches. and they told us on the high school and college level, they have implemented a new set of rules just a few years ago that actually ban the type of pyramid they were doing at the magic game. coming up, get ready to meet the little superstar following in the footsteps of their supermodel mommies. and we have a "play of the day" that's actually a play. you will not believe what you're about to see. freeze it. freeze it. just freeze it. ♪ one for you. ♪ and one for me. ♪ you, you, you, you, you... ♪ and one for me. ♪ check out the price of this new flat screen. ♪ ♪ i'll buy it for bill but it's also for me. ♪ ♪ xbox for jack. ♪ sweaters for nancy. ♪ i'm blown away... i'm freaking out... ♪
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here's "the play of the day." >> it's always fun when it's actually a play, especially when it's soccer, the beautiful game. take a look.
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it's gone viral, this video has, because it's probably the best goal you're going to see scored in your lifetime. take a look at this. bounding. he's in the yellow. bang. and that's a goal. >> no. >> oh, my. >> 6 feet in the air, 30 yards out from the goal. his fourth goal of the game. sweden beating england. and by the way, it was the first match played in this new stadium in stockholm. what a way to ring it in. >> why do they always take their shirt off to celebrate? >> because -- i don't know. because they're very excited. >> i'm not complaining. >> when you have abs, you might as well -- >> you just show them. >> this is getting away from me. as good as that is, we want to balance it out. look at this dude in belgium playing basketball. not realizing he's shooting at his own net. not once. not twice. >> no. >> not three times. four times. and he never made it. >> well -- his team is like,
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i'm earring thomas breaking news involves united airlines passengers in several cities say a massive computer outage has stranded them in airport as country the country. the computers are starting to come back online some travelers across the nation say the outage has delayed them more than two hours so far in morning. call ahead if you are planning a trip. mike has the forecast. good morning. no need to worry about wet weather today, right now in the 30s fairfield and santa rosa everybody in the 40s and 50s. low 60s coast mid to upper 60s for the rest us. increasing clouds today, rain this time tomorrow. >> southbound 101 novato slows south of san rafael. injury accident eastbound. westbound 80 jammed earlier
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[ cheers and applause ] that is an excellent musical selection for what we're going to show you in just a little bit. good morning, america. robin roberts, recuperating. she tweeted out about the show today. great to have amy robach here. here's why. >> about your hot mess. >> we showed you right there. that's a painting from the 16th century. now, pull out just a little bit. it is trending. why is it trending right now? we're going to show you. >> that's right. max galuppo, he's a student. >> really? >> he's back at the philadelphia museum of art. and you can see that was, perhaps, born a century ago. >> that costume really pulls it all together, doesn't it? >> in "pop news" he's wearing a cool, tie-dye shirt. >> much cooler now. i have to be honest.
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that's all the rage in philadelphia. in other news, it's a fashion fight, guys. zara, the biggest clothing chain in the world. zara, you know the store i'm talking about. but why aren't they expanding more here in the u.s.? it's all tied to our expanding waistlines, they say. and they're creating a lot of controversy. plus, we're going to be talking about the rise of the mini-mes. the supermodel moms sharing the spotlight with their daughters. we'll tell you about the kids following in the footsteps of their supermodel mothers. good pictures there. what's in that box? do we have a shot of the box? "deals and steals", the celebrity edition. a lot of gift ideas for some very special superstar sool seal of approval. >> nice. all that coming up. first, we get the news from josh. >> we're going to begin with the scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus.
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he will testify behind closed doors on capitol hill tomorrow about the u.s. consulate attack in libya. that hearing will not address the extramarital affair with paula broadwell. she is a former military officer with high security clearance, which has now been revoked. we now know the identity of the fbi agent who launched the investigation into the affair. fred humphries. his attorney says his client went to congress with what he knew because he thought there might be a cover-up. and says that the shirtless photos he sent to jill kelley was only a joke between family friends. a new crisis escalating in the middle east. three israelis have been killed in a rocket attack from gaza today. retaliation for israel's killing of a hamas military commander killed wednesday in an air strike. you see that. leaders in neighboring egypt warn the violence could soon escalate out of control. and hurricane sandy exposed just how vulnerable millions of americans are to power outages. but that could just be the
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iceberg's tip. a new federal study warns a terrorist attack on the u.s. power grid could plunge parts of the country into darkness for weeks or even months because key pieces of equipment are unguarded and lack the technology needed to stop outages from spreading. new questions about safety of the popular energy drinks. the fda investigating reports that the supercaffeinated 5-hour energy drink could be linked to as many as 13 deaths. the drinksmaker denies any proven connection to its products and those cases. a group is urging the government to crack down on new version of cracker jacks about to hit stores. it has new flavors with extra pop, with caffeine. why we are caffeinating cracker jacks is beyond me. but the makers insist the snack
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won't be marketed to children. here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> hello, josh. tonight on "world news," there's an american grandmother who knows something about the powerful, new leader of china that even the white house does not know. and the answer she gives might give everybody in this country a glimpse into their future. we're going to tell you what she knows, coming up tonight. >> we'll be watching. and finally here, a new risk on the american roads. the digital highway signs meant to inform us are now falling victim to hackers. the latest example. there were no gorillas anywhere near sacramento, at least on the loose. that, i can confirm. in fact, i have visitors from california who can verify that, as well. no california gorillas loose near that highway. other highways, maybe not so much. >> i love it. all right, "pop news." we begin with kristen stewart. you remember what she wore to the premiere "breaking dawn."
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>> who could forget? >> didn't wear. >> i knew you would say that. there it is. very shear. she must have liked the response because she did it again for last night's london premiere. same designer. same very shear look. this is a sequins and lace jumpsuit. this time the attention was all on top. the other one was shear on the bottom. she had short-shorts underneath. this quick-change artist, miss stewart, went inside the screening. and left in baggy jeans and sneakers. so, she goes into the premiere, in a gorgeous outfit. >> the movie theaters. >> it gets chilly in the theater. >> with your back open like that and nothing in the front. >> something with high fashion. >> he's probably more comfortable. >> should she have done that in consecutive red carpets? is that a faux pas of some kind? >> to wear the same designer? >> yeah. >> who knows?
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i don't know. i would like to see -- kristen stewart and her fashion choices. whether or not you like them, somebody does. it's "vogue." she made the top best dressed list. so did emma phone. emma stone made "in style's" cover. and she made the other list, as well. she also made the other list. and this year, also on "vogue's" list, solange knowles. and also making the top ten, jennifer lawrence. she is one of the new wave of style stars. "vogue's" best-dressed issue hits newsstands nationwide november 20th. always fun to look through. and david beckham is at it again, posing for another ad campaign. this time, keeping his clothes on. he's showing off his wrist. the soccer star, the new face of the swiss watchmaker breitling. he recently shot the new ads in
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front of a private jet, doing his best blue steel to promote the watch. beckham says he's been an admirer of breitling. and we're admirers of yours. if you want to see beckham doing his day job, you might want to do it soon. his team, the l.a. galaxy, they've made the playoffs. but many are speculating that becks may retire from soccer after this season. and it's also being speculated that he might move to new york so victoria can continue her fashion dynasty, keep growing it. we'll see on that. it's beginning to look like christmas, especially at barney's. the store unveiling its christmas windows last night. at its madison avenue location. the theme is a disney fashion fantasy, with minnie mouse and some of the high names of fashion, like sarah jessica parker, lady gaga, naomi campbell, all animated for the shorts that they did. and the real-life sarah jessica was there for the unveiling. we have more of barney's holiday window display. you can see it all on on yahoo!
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>> i always love the christmas windows. >> i do, too. >> such a great part of new york. >> it puts a smile on your face and fun to do it together with barney's. before we go to weather, we want to do our pop quiz. don't scream out the answer. but think about this one. which of these stars is auctioning offer a chance for a dinner date to raise money for hurricane sandy relief? is it kristen stewart, keira knightley, or gwyneth paltrow? don't do it. don't do it. the answer -- i'm getting -- the answer is coming up. >> sounds like -- sounds like sam should do the weather right now. >> i don't know. which one? which one? good morning, everybody, from times square. appropriately dressed, most of us. there's a group of huskers over there. get them in the shot. love the signs. let's get to the boards. here's some stuff happening we need to talk a little bit about. let's talk about the west coast storm system that moves in. central california gets some rain today. spread that to a little bit of
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l.a. by tonight. and work it up the coastline for seattle by the time we get to tomorrow. that's the way the system will spread the rain. you can see, it's still dry in western areas, though. all of the warm air getting pushed west will eventually catch up with us, believe it or not. feels like a little chill right now at 49 degrees today in new york city. we will get into the 50s. late showers is a way to see the west coast. a little sunshine towards the tip of texas and in oklahoma. and rain on the east coast. atlanta, you're out of the heaviest rain. it's a coastal situation.
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>> there is a lot ahead on "gma." outside in times square. grab your coat, lara spencer. >> we're on our way, sam. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." supermodel mini-ms. how some of the models are sharing the spotlight with their babies. "deals and steals" celebrity edition. great deals. gorgeous things. great holiday gift ideas for you, our "gma" viewers. bargains, people. we're going to show you how to fake your way to a flawless figure. all that and more coming up on "good morning america," live in times square. i've been taking a multivitamin for years. centrum silver. both of us actually. our pharmacist recommended it. and that makes me feel pretty good about it. and then i heard about a study looking at multivitamins and the long term health benefits.
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[ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works at e-trade. ♪ all of the anchors are weighing in. which of these stars is auctioning off a chance to have dinner with them, all to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. and the answer is? "c." it's gwyneth paltrow. dinner with her and her friend, mario batali. the bidding is up to $16,000. and it's going to hurricane sandy relief. >> she's a new yorker. >> she's a new yorker. she's a great woman. and wouldn't that be a fun dinner to go to? >> yes. and delicious. >> good company. there you go. we're going to turn to the escalating controversy involving the world's largest clothing chain.
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zara saying it has no plans to make bigger clothes that would fit most americans because making the bigger sizes would cost big bucks to make. juju chang is here with that. juju, good morning. >> reporter: did you know obesity rates in the u.s. are 35%, compared to 10% in france and italy. could the global leader in fashion really be ignoring the u.s. market? i went shopping with two plus-sized bloggers to check it out. they're fashionable clothe at a friendly price, if you can fit into them. the chain zara, is the world's largest retailer. they beat out forever 21 or h&m, in the fashion market, which introduces new fashion-forward, low-cost clothing every two weeks. but one thing you won't find on their racks, plus sizes. according to a "new york times" article, that's no design flaw. adding larges sizes costs more. that may be why across the globe there's nearly 1,700 zara stores. but in the u.s., just 45.
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experts say zara isn't expanding more in the u.s. because the u.s. has a problem with expanding waistlines. >> they feel almost as if plus-sized women are aliens that came from mars or somewhere. >> reporter: what's a plus-sized zara lover to do? we took these fashionistas on a shopping trip to one of these rare zara stores in the u.s., to see how the designer sizes measure up. three bags of loot later, it was time to try things on. >> this is an extra large. now, i'm using my yoga technique to get into this. i can't get my arm in the back. this is as far as it's going on me. >> i'm a size 8. that's really cute. i'm thinking i'm an extra large now. although americans are, in fact, more obese than europeans, unlike zara, other global retailers have seized the american waistline by the belt. and are making money. >> h&m and uniclo have done
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tremendous business here. i don't know why you would want to shut yourself out of the american market. >> plus-sized women need to understand that your money is just as good as anybody else's money. you're trying on an extra large. imagine us. we're going in there with our macgyver eye, how can we make this work? >> reporter: and these girls sure know how. turning a shirt into a tube top. >> it doesn't fit here. >> reporter: the brand's petite clothing is no match for their quest for a perfect find. does it make you not want to shop zara? >> i love their handbags and shoes. i still have a place in my heart, somewhere for zara. >> reporter: both of those fashion bloggers wear a size 18 to 20. and they can usually get into an extra large or a xl. they can only squeeze into one of the items properly. we tried to get a response from zara. and there was no comment. >> juju, thanks. josh was feeling those bloggers'
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pain. >> there's times, you walk into stores. if you're a big person, they're not making things for the freakishly tall, right? >> you found some things. >> i did. zara, they have great coats. >> i'm glad to hear that. >> i feel better, too. >> wow. >> thought the desk was not going to enjoy the chat. >> we want to get to the chat. >> i know the code of which you speak. and you look fabulous in it. >> thanks, lara. >> now that we got that settled. we're going to turn to the superstar models that share the spotlight with their nearest and dearest. some of the biggest names in the industry, all posing with their own daughters. abc's cecilia vega has more on fashion's newest trend. >> reporter: these ladies may be known for striking a pose. but a new generation has
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inherited those picture-perfect genes. the latest fashion trend, supermodel moms with daughters following in their stiletto footsteps. from cindy crawford aerohen daughter in a jcpenney ad. to christy turlington and her daughter. but to 4-year-old anja, she's just mom. and these days, anja has a new hobby. >> you like photo shoots? >> yes. >> reporter: actually, yes. >> actually, yes. >> reporter: that's like her new word, actually. >> reporter: in the new campaign for london fog, anja sure looks like she knows what she's doing. after all, she's learning from one of the best. >> what do you have to do, anja? >> pose something. >> reporter: you have to pose prettier than your mom does? is that possible? >> no. >> reporter: did you know
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instantly this was for her? >> i don't know if it's for her. but as right now, we're just having fun. she's always at the house, changing clothes, doing makeup and hair. for her, it's exciting to try makeup. >> reporter: perhaps it's true that beauty or even talent doesn't fall far from the tree. take these famous parents and their now-famous offspring. goldie hawn and kate hudson. martin sheen and his two sons. and this oscar-winning father/daughter duo. even though anja is ready for her close-up, her mom wants to take things slow. >> there's a lot of things to be concerned about. but i think the most important thing is to have the right people around you and helping you. you know? have the right support. >> reporter: alessandra says she would not mind if one day, in the very faroff future, anja
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wants to model for victoria's secret. but dad, he might have something different to say about that. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> and they have a whole lot of time to debate it. lara? >> hey. i was just asking josh and sam to come on in. it's time for tory johnson. you guys -- the boxes. it's very special edition of "deals and steals." this is our celebrity edition. our friend, tory with great gift ideas. remember, everybody, go to our website, as supplies last. they always go quickly. for the links, the codes, everything you need. tory, can i lift the box? >> yes. although, it looks like sam will do it for you. >> these bags from core and pelley. huge celebrity following. it comes in seven different colors. leather with gold-plated trim.
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really beautiful for the holidays. you think that's her color? you think that's hers? sam, look at the green. check out the green. normally, these are not -- it could be. absolutely. whatever you want. these are not inexpensive. regularly $360. but for "gma" viewers, slashed by 81%. $68. amazing deals. this huge following, jennifer aniston, jennifer lopez, the kardashi kardashians. these are charlotte lue, really nice necklaces. really beautiful pieces. i wear my black diamond star all the time. sterling silver, yellow gold plated your choice. normally, $325. not inexpensive. but for "gma" viewers, slashed to 74 bucks. really beautiful for yourself or great gift ideas. >> i'm just saying, sam.
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>> sam is going to want these. these are boomphones. and what boomphone is, in one click, in one click, you can choose to make that headphones or speakerphones on your desk. there's four different speakers in it. two for your ears, two for the outside. if you want to listen for yourself or share it with everybody around you. normally $150. >> don't do that, sam. read my lips. >> slashed in half. 75 bucks. plus, free shipping on boomphones only. >> are these what the young kids want? >> not just the young kids. i think these hip guys love them, too. and girls, right? >> you're still young, tory. >> i agree. kim kardashian. kim tweeted about this. and this is her line, belle noel. she has a huge assortment of earrings, bracelets, necklaces. normally $25 to $88.
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but exmrusively for "gma" viewers, 60% discount. starting at 10 bucks, you can get a piece of kimmy. >> the chunky look. >> and last but not least. the celebrities attached to this. our own two fellas here. julienne ferrel is the only person they will trust their hair to. he believes we use all these lotions and potions on our face to have beautiful skin. that's what this does for your scalp and for your hair. you use it once a week. three different varieties. you use it once. a week in the shower, in replace of your normal routine. one-stop product. >> my hair is actually 82 years old. >> and it makes your hair with shine, volume, feeling amazing. a really beautiful anti-aging -- >> i feel like --
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>> and he's a great guy. >> and he's a great guy. sam and i agreed that julien is dreamy. >> he's a good-looking guy, by the way. wait. i need a fan. a wind sheen with a toss of the hair. lara, you might have to do it. there you go. >> there you go. >> and at $33 normally. but slashed in half, so, $16.50. and you use it once a week. >> check them out. good morning i'm kristen sze.
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new developments in an early morning apartment fire in san francisco. firefighters are saying that it was started by a wall heater. the fire started shortly after 2:00 at a apartment building between 15th and henry. it took 40 minutes to get it under control. everyone managed to get out safely. morning commute on this thursday sue hall. a bear on the nimitz both directions southbound 880 before 238 blocking center lanes. danville north 680 near stone valley road heavy from 242 southbound and crow canyon road northbound. meteorologist mike nicco chec
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>> welcome back. in the 40s and 50s now increasing high clouds that will be the theme today. increasing clouds and temperatures mid to upper 60s low 60s at the coast stray shower during the evening better chance tonight into tomorrow's morning commute, mild tonight mid 40s north bay upper 40s to mid 50s for the rest of us. waves of wet ♪
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check out iluminate. so mesmerizing. they are off broadway right now. it's computer science and dance. we have a spectacular performance coming up, in just a few minutes. >> we cannot wait for that performance. again, from iluminate. we were watching them practice upstairs. pretty cool stuff. >> we were tripping over ourselves. >> because it was pitch-black. also, we have the secrets to looking sensational. how you can fake your way to a flawless figure, no matter what your size or shape. >> she looks beautiful. don't tell me she's faking anything. also, we're going to meet the heroes here on the home front. military spouses and parents, who are staying strong while their loved ones are on the front lines, defending the freedoms we hold so dear. we have an amazing couple that are going to join us. a remarkable surprise ahead for them, as well. do not miss this.
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>> military families. can't say enough about them and what they do for us as a country. how about a little -- i don't know. wait. what's that? my spidey sense. that was it. my spidey sense. it just went off. "spider-man: turn off the dark." it's not only a hot broadway show. it's an incredible calendar. and you won't believe what they're going to do for us today. >> this is not a prop. it actually works. >> you want me to use this like that? yours was so close. >> i had no idea. we have a follow-up, the story that first sprung from "pop news." max galuppo, in the philadelphia museum of art, just hanging around. he stumbles upon this fella, who, as you'll soon see, looks just like him. and it's not just any spitting image. it's a lookalike. a 16th century painting. there he was when he stumbled upon him.
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tie-dye not the rage yet in the 16th century. after hearing the story, we wanted to talk to max. he dressed the part for us this morning. max galuppo, show thyself. look at you. that's amazing. tell us again. you're just walking through the museum. and who was it that actually saw the painting first? and what did you think? >> it was my girlfriend, who first saw it. i was at the other side of the room, looking at the weaponry and armor. she tapped me on the shoulder and just pointed it out to me. >> so, you're looking at the swords and the cool stuff. and she says, look. you look like the guy in the red tights. that makes perfect sense. and you actually, i at least believe, you have relatives from the area. are you going to try to find out if this is maybe a long lost galuppo? >> we're going to do our best. the only thing we could find on the painting itself is that it's from an area of italy called amelia, the north part, not far from florence.
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and my grandfather's family is from florence, italy. we're hoping maybe we can go through, do some genealogy research, and see if it is an zester. >> i want you to go up to them and say let me take myself home. >> is it comfortable? the outfit? >> it's not bad. i might wear this around campus. >> okay. considering that campus is temple in philadelphia, be careful. all right, max? be careful. thank you so much for joining us. it's a terrific story. we want to find out if it is a long, lost galuppo, okay? >> i'm totally interested. i'm going to do as much research as i can. >> thanks, max. let's go inside to lara. >> thank you, josh. now, we have the secrets of finding your perfect figure.
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everyone wants one. not always easy to get. what is there was a way to fake it? "lucky" magazine has a way to make any figure look flawless. and lori bergamotto is here to show us how. i want to start in general. how do you do it when you're working with a fashion shoot? what are your tricks? >> "lucky's" tricks are downplaying any problem areas. and it's about having fun and trying a lot of things on. luckily, we've done all of the work for you. i can give you the guidelines what you can downplay and what you can bring out. >> let's bring out an example. do we have a before shot? >> this is stacy. very petite. stacy's only 5'2." we're going to make her look longer and leaner. shall we see our after here? i know that you know the tricks of the trade.
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for those of you who don't, it's all about creating a fluid line and making sure you're sticking within the same color family. we did stacy in a gray color, which is huge for fall. these pants are from banana republic. everything you're going to see today is under $100. and the key is the mid to high-rise. the gentle fit through the thigh. and a little flare at the heels. >> i also love, one of my tricks is going long on the pants. adds inches to your legs. that's a great look. this is one example of trickery. let's see our second example. thank you, stacy. do we have a before shot, please? >> this is amanda. for amanda, she has an hourglass figure. but she wants to downplay her hips and her thighs. that's a problem a lot of us have. let's bring her out. she looks so amazing. i love it because it's so fun. it's such a "lucky" outfit. the win from the '50s, the marilyn monroes and rita
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hayworth chose this silhouette. the circle skirt with some pleats in it and put a big belt with it. the skirt is from boden. and the belt, so adorable, under $25. she looks amazing. >> i do love the plaid shirt. your legs look tiny. your waist looks great. rock it, girl. next up, we have danielle, i believe. >> yes. >> danielle's before shot shows what? >> a bigger bust. this is a problem a lot of women think they want to have. and danielle looks amazing. but she's a "d" cup. let's bring her out and show what we did. we downsized her bust. >> minimized the big bust. >> a lot of women know you have to let the girls breathe. that's why we opened the two first buttons. but a lot of things that women with a big bust don't know, is don't wear sleeves that are too short. that's your widest part. and all you're doing is drawing attention to the bra line. a longer sleeve or a three-quarter sleeve. love her in this victoria's secret blouse. >> that's fabulous.
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with a black pencil skirt, that would be so chic. you look great. time for one, more quick one. our last model. stephanie's before shot. >> stephanie is long and lean. but she wants the illusion of a bigger bust. >> she wants the opposite. >> the opposite problem. the key here is to trick the eye into creating volume. we went with the blouse and created volume with cascading ruffles and pin tucks. if you have a smaller chest, look for any kind of embellishment. the options are endless. this line is under $100. it can be done. >> guys, we have all of the information on these clothes, the outfits are adorable. >> thank you so much. >> all of the information for you on our website, on yahoo! and we've also posted four more of lori's figure-flattering secrets. they are great tips. sam, how cute are those girls? >> they're gorgeous. wait until you see what's
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out here with me. reeve carney is here. they are flying high on broadway, breaking box office records on the show, "spider-man: turn off the dark," and the star who plays the web slinger, also swinging into times square, with a project to raise some money. it's a good look at the new calendar. but look at all of the spideys in broadway, ladies and gentlemen. so nice to see you. thank you so much for showing up and coming out to see us. now, you're the star. i remember when it first started. i can't believe it's been -- >> just down the street. >> you guys were right here for the beginning of it. does it really take this much tough tech teams to put this together? >> it's a fast-paced show. in order to keep that up, we do need a lot of people. these guys are incredible. >> how many spideys does it take? >> i think ten, including myself.
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>> let's unmask them. gang, this is your moment. let's unmask the spider-man. this is a team. incredible group of guys. let's talk a little bit about the calendar. what are you guys raising money for? broadway cares/equity fights aids. >> this year, they're donating a lot of the money to hurricane sandy relief. >> right. and the guys have a page. >> right. at least one photo in here. yeah. >> take a look at that. see? so, you can pick up the calendar. all this money will go. and you guys are working on the sandy relief effort? >> we are. broadway cares/equity fights aids, is an organization that raises money every year for that charity. this year in particular, they're giving money to whatever organization is needed. and every night, we collect money at the theater. this is another way to do that. >> it is fantastic to see you. great to see the guys. you guys be safe and careful. this show will rock you out of your chairs, by the way. it goes on to another year on broadway. don't miss "spider-man." let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning as you step out of the
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doors. it's the newest system to hit the coastline. it will bring rain in southern california. then, it spreads up the coastline by tomorrow. this could be a heavy rain producer. most of the country's looking pretty good today. >> all of that weather was brought to you by e-trade. we are live in times square. so much coming on with an amazing military story you don't want to miss
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november is military family month. a time for honoring those who sacrifice so much for our country. and the own network is debuting a new series, "married to the army: alaska." it offers an unprecedented look at the lives of military wives, and the special sisterhood that forms while their husbands, in many cases are deployed for a long period of time. >> this is what your husband does for a living, sarah. >> it's so cool. >> we are truly a sisterhood. >> reporter: they are the real army wives, stars of the own series, "married to the army: alaska." women on the front lines, shouldering the responsibilities
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of family and home, while their husband is out of the country. >> it's hard to separate the amy and the wife. that's what i am. an army wife. >> reporter: yolanda was born into the army life. the daughter of two career soldiers. her husband just completed his fourth deployment. >> how was your day yesterday? >> reporter: the couple has one son, cameron. he is a junior at west point. >> i could not imagine sending my only child to war. and you're 100% sure this is what you want to do? >> positive. >> reporter: there is no one more qualified than yolanda to bring together this sisterhood of army wives at ft. richardson, alaska. >> my husband just joined a year ago in january. >> oh, wow. >> reporter: it's a support group that never knows what the new day will bring. >> as an army wife, i can say with probably 98% certainty, your husband will be different. but it's nothing to fear. it's just something to prepare for. on the flipside, you won't be
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the same. >> reporter: for these women, deployment is more than just a word. it's a way of life. and it's a tough one. >> inside, your knees are buckling. yet, when it's required, you stand strong, as a mighty warrior. that's what army wives are. >> and colonel goins and his wife, yolanda, are here this morning. colonel, you just got back a month ago. we want to thank you for your service. we want to ask why you decided to do this show. why you agreed to do this show. >> you want to go first? >> sure. we decided to do the show because we saw that our spouses give a tremendous sacrifice to our nation. while the soldiers are serving on one side of the battlefield, we have children and spouses at home, serving on the other side of the battlefield. and they just give a phenomenal amount of sacrifice to our nation. >> and your military family continues because you have a son, that must feel like in
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deployment. he is a west point cadet. you don't get to see much, i'm guessing. >> that's true, sir. we do not. our son is a junior at west point. so, we are in alaska. we don't have an opportunity to see him very much. he's following in his dad's footsteps. >> we have a bit of a surprise for you. colonel, i know you haven't seen your son. he is here with us. cameron, come on out. [ cheers and applause ] >> surprise. >> how are you doing? >> that's a good-looking military family, right there, ladies and gentlemen. >> how are you doing? >> this is my baby. how are you, son? >> i know you guys are just getting reacquainted. how does it feel to be back together again? colonel, you didn't know this was happening. your wife was in on it, by the way. >> this is for sure, phenomenal. it is just good to see him.
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it's been a while. >> there's so many difficult things that people who serve in the military have to go through. but the family relationships are another one. and it builds a very strong bond. you and your story have been explaining to families what to expect. this is the kind of thing he has to get used to, being away from the family and coming back. but it doesn't change the bonds, correct? >> no, it does not. it strengthens the bonds. when your husband or your son is away, and you cannot see them every day, my husband left for work one day. and he came home ten months later. it teaches you to cherish those moments that you do have and to focus on what is important. and not trivialize. >> i'm guessing your dad is your inspiration. >> yes, ma'am. >> does he have an important life lesson that you decided to follow in his footsteps? >> he's just a great leader to me. and i want to be just like him. follow the same career path and everything. >> you're well on your way. >> it's amazing to see you both. don't miss this show, by the way.
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this is something that some folks just don't understand. that everybody is serving at the time of the men and women in the military are away. >> we're going to let you hang out. we'll get out of your way. thank you so much. and congratulations. coming up, dancing in the dark. we're going to have a dazzling performance by iluminate. ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] we are under the spotlight this morning because we have a very special performance. it is from iluminate. it comes from miral kotb. computer scientist by background, mixing it with dance. they opened offbroadway. it opens off broadway soon. here's a sneak preview. ♪
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light it up ♪ ♪ it's a chance you can light it up ♪ ♪ oh, oh light it up ♪ ♪ ♪ light it up
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can't see us in the dark. but a big thank you to iluminate. what a fantastic show. have a great day, everyone. have a great day, everyone.
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. good morning i'm
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kristen sze. if you are flying on united this morning you should call ahead. massive computer outage delayed passenger across the country this morning. officials at sfo say unite -- united's computers starting to come back online with probably will have flight arrival delays tomorrow morning because of the rain. today mostly cloudy this afternoon, mid to upper 60s coast low to mid 60s rain tonight waves of wet weather through the weekend. new accident bollinger canyon. damage is done, very miserable commute southbound and northbound 60, new accident 101 san jose near de la cruz. join us for our midday announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, from the new film

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News/Business. George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Josh Elliott. (2012) Faking a perfect figure; the cast of Broadway's 'Spider-Man'; iLuminate; 'Modern Family.' New. (CC)

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